Gite | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
First Normandy is a family run, friendly and inviting holiday home. Your hosts are Tina and Allan, along with their three sons, James, William and Edward.
Our old farm, with over 2 hectares of land is situated on the edge of the small picturesque village of Cretteville. Cretteville is situated in the heart of the National Park and the American 82nd Airborne and 90th Infantry Divisions Sector of the 1944 Normandy campaign. We are within easy access of all the exciting places that appeal to you during your visit.
Cretteville is located 15 minutes from Carentan, 10 minutes from Ste. Mere Eglise, 45 minutes from Cherbourg, 40 minutes from Bayeux, 1 hour from Caen, 40 minutes from St. Lo, 25 minutes from Utah Beach, 45 minutes from Omaha and 1 hour from Pegasus Bridge.
Allan is also a Military Historian and Battlefield Tour Guide.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The Gîte has a view over the Marias. Children can also come and see our Chickens and Goats.
The Normandy region
Cretteville in brief during WW2: The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (P.I.R.), were tasked with forcing a crossing over the Douve River and establishing a bridgehead at Beuzeville-la-Bastille. The 507th P.I.R. moved in to replace the 508th P.I.R. at Cretteville, Coigny and Baupte.
La Haye du Puits
D-day and the battle of Normandy : The stretch of beach along the coast is world famous for the part it played in turning around World War II on the 6th of June 1944
William the Conqueror : Discover the fascinating history of one of the greatest warriors of all time whilst marvelling at the impressive architecture of the medieval period.
Museums and Places of interest : A whole range of emotions await you in Normandy : delight in the presence of major world heritage sites and masterpieces...
Châteaux and Manors : Normandy is a land rich in castles and manor-houses.
Parks and Gardens : Normandy is a horticultural heaven and boasts an extraordinary number of parks and gardens open to the public.
Churches and Abbeys : The role played by the abbeys and churches of Normandy has been significant. At the height of their glory there were one hundred and twenty in the region.